Yoga is much more than simply putting your body into certain positions. It is an ancient and ever evolving way of being and understanding life.



Join Bhavani Maki, author of The Yogi's Roadmap: The Patañjali Yoga Sūtra as a Journey to Self Realization, in this live classroom on how Yoga philosophy applies to modern life, and how it has the potential to teach us how to have healthier, happier, more harmonious lives.

The Yoga Sutra are considered to be the map of the yogic experience and journey. Unveiling the deeper underlying nature of our being, these teachings help us to proceed with confidence, clarity, and efficacy. Bhavani delivers the key concepts and teachings of the Yoga Sūtra, in these relatable and easy to understand live online classes. Her unique and contemporary insights into the Patañjali Yoga Sutra reveals that deep personal inquiry through Yoga is a path toward your own true spiritual awakening.


  • Anyone who wants to learn more about the roots of Yoga

  • Anyone who desires to understand the psychological benefits of Yoga on a deeper level

  • Those interested in what yoga is on a deeper level, and not just the physical postures

  • All levels, from experienced yogis, to those who are curious about Yoga and have never taken a class

Current Sūtra Wisdom Mini Series
Live thru June 30th!

Yama & Niyama ~

How To Live In A Sacred & Noble Way

11 class series

Wednesdays 10-11a Hawaii time

Can't make it live? Recording access as well...

investment: $220

Patañjali emphasizes the core attitudes as what elevates the execution of practices into Yoga as a sacred path of profound psycho-spiritual discovery.

The Yama and Niyama simplify life so we thrive on what is nourishing and productive. When we are aligned with clarity they are our natural response. However, if we are out of touch with self, maladaptive tendencies often reveal in subversive ways leaving us feeling fragmented and disempowered.

Live Online Classroom

Sadhana Pada - The Deep Dive

Receive links to view recorded class videos for review or if you cannot tune in live.

The Sadhana Pada chapter of the Yoga Sūtra is the most pragmatic and exoteric chapter on Yoga. We will explore the klesha, the laws of karma, Yama and Niyama, along with the Sūtra on Asana and Pranayama. You will receive recordings of the classes along with a study sheet and points of self-inquiry and a soundbite to practice chanting. As this chapter has 55 classes, we will take a 1 week break every 12 weeks.

Wednesdays Live Zoom

10 AM Hawaii Time*
during September 7am Hawaii time 

Investment Options:

Full Course (55 classes): $900 
includes free book The Yogi's Roadmap
2 private 20 minute sessions with Bhavani

Quarterly Payment plan:

Q!: $275 due upon registration

Q2: $250 due 3 months from registration

Q3: $225 due 6 months from registration

Q4: $150 due 9 months from registration


Monthly: $100

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Next Sūtra Wisdom Mini Series 
Live thru July 14th - September 15th
Sutra on Asana & Pranayama:
Key Insights for Breakthroughs

10 class series

Wednesdays 10-11a Hawaii time

Can't make it live? Recording access as well...

investment: $190

We have all heard the typical cues, such as “breathe” and “relax” but these directives only take us so far. The Yoga Sutra offer insights that transform the way we practice forever.

The Sūtra combined with āsana, reach into the very inner fiber and workings of one’s being-ness. Weaving the metaphysical teachings with the physical practices, we come into alignment with our truest aspirations. Authentic practice becomes elevated into an integrated experience both on and off the mat.

Heart-to-Heart Tradition
  • Learn to chant the Sūtra 

  • Expand understanding of Self

  • Access key insights towards personal breakthrough experiences

  • Practical application in Yoga practice, personal psychology and relationships

  • Points of inquiry to explore personal growth

  • Shift belief systems and attitudes

  • Leverage your talents and discover hidden gifts

  • Maximize personal experience and expression

  • Revitalize your personal practice and classes

  • Receive Continuing Education through Yoga Alliance

Each week we unpack a Sūtra live. You will have access to the live class as well as a video and audio version of the class, a study sheet that includes points of reflection to source your own wisdom and

a soundbite of the Sutra chanted.


Yoga Alliance CEUS available


Invokes a blessing for the commencement of a project as well as a commitment to see it through to its completion. For most practice is a physical discipline that accesses the more obvious (sthula) cellular and intellectual levels. I want to congratulate those of you who are ready to take the Quantum (anu) leap to commit to Sutra study to reveal and access subtle (sukshma) layers of svarupa - your essential Self, spirit and soul. What is so wonderful about the Sutra is that you can chant them anywhere, anytime, anyhow - even when you are multi-tasking.


Now is the time to decide if you will raise the bar of your investment in your personal growth. Will you commit to contemplating one Sutra per week? Many have piecemeal understanding of the Sutra, when you take on the adventure of learning the whole chapter  you appreciate the whole mandala as a portal to open to new worlds and perspectives.



Along with weekly zoom meetings you will have special access to a google drive folder with study materials, the weekly video along with points of self-inquiry which I call Divyadṛṣṭi. You will also receive a soundbite to support you in chanting. I invite you to journal these points of reflection as an opportunity to unfold and discover parts of yourself. As the Sutra become more technical, I will present you with the associated Sanskrit terminology to help you learn key points and concepts in the Yogik technology of consciousness.


The Samadhi Pada contains 51 Sutra which requires 51 weeks to complete. Join a community of like-minded practitioners to discuss and expand perspectives via a thread.



For those of you who are wholehearted in your commitment to see this project through, prepay for the entire course for a discounted rate of $900 for savings of $235. Enrollment in the year-long course includes two 20 minute private meetings with Bhavani to explore personal integration of the Sutra's wisdom as well as any other queries you might have.